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King’s Lynn Alive Corn Exchange magical family production Zog for all ages roars into town





A smash-hit stage adaptation that is a roaring success will land in Lynn this week.

Zog, based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, flies into Alive Corn Exchange for four performances on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28.

The plot surrounds Zog, large in size, and keen in nature, who is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.

Ben Locke as Blue Dragon, Danny Hendrix as Zog and Eliza Waters as Pink Dragon. Photo Mark Senior
Ben Locke as Blue Dragon, Danny Hendrix as Zog and Eliza Waters as Pink Dragon. Photo Mark Senior

Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.

Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet, a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great.

Zog is one of the best-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the UK’s number one picture book pair behind many modern classics.

ZOG with the full company. Photo Mark Senior
ZOG with the full company. Photo Mark Senior

They include The Gruffalo which has been published in 75 languages.

Together their books have sold over 75 million copies.

First published in 2010, Zog won the Galaxy National Children’s Book of the Year Award and has since sold over one million copies and has been published in 19 languages.

ZOG with Ben Locke as Gadabout and the cast. Photo: Mark Senior
ZOG with Ben Locke as Gadabout and the cast. Photo: Mark Senior

On Christmas Day 2018, Magic Light Pictures premiered an animated film of Zog on BBC One featuring an all-star cast including Sir Lenny Henry and Rob Brydon.

Zog is adapted for the stage by Freckle Productions, who are pioneers in imaginative storytelling for children.

They are best known for their adaptations of classic Julia Donaldson titles including Stick Man, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales and Zog and the Flying Doctors.

The cast bring the world of Zog to life with handcrafted puppets designed and created by Little Angel Theatre co-founder Lyndie Wright.

Zog is adapted and directed by Emma Kilbey with songs by Joe Stilgoe.

It is suitable for children and families of all ages.



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